Meaning of “determine” in the English Dictionary

"determine" in English

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determineverb

uk /dɪˈtɜː.mɪn/ us /dɪˈtɝː.mɪn/

determine verb (DECIDE)

C1 [ T often passive ] to control or influence something directly, or to decide what will happen:

The number of staff we can take on will be determined by how much money we're allowed to spend.
Your health is determined in part by what you eat.
Eye colour is genetically determined.
[ + question word ] formal Officials will determine whether or not the game will be played.
People should be allowed to determine their own future.

[ T ] formal to make a strong decision:

[ + that ] She determined that one day she would be an actor.
[ + to infinitive ] On leaving jail, Joe determined to reform.

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(Definition of “determine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"determine" in American English

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determineverb

us /dɪˈtɜr·mən/

determine verb (DECIDE)

to control or influence directly; to decide:

[ T ] We should be allowed to determine our own future.
[ T ] Eye color is genetically determined.
[ + to infinitive ] He determined to find out the real reason.

determine verb (DISCOVER)

[ T ] to find out or make certain facts or information:

The police never actually determined the cause of death.
[ + question word ] I can’t determine why your phone isn’t working.
[ + that clause ] The investigation determined that the death was accidental.

(Definition of “determine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"determine" in Business English

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determineverb [ T often passive ]

uk /dɪˈtɜːmɪn/ us

to control or influence something directly, or to decide what will happen:

The number of staff we can take on will be determined by how much money we're allowed to spend.
The company will determine which stores to close by the end of November.

to discover the facts or truth about something:

determine whether/why/how, etc. The office will conduct a follow-up audit to determine whether changes and improvements have been made.

(Definition of “determine” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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determine

An impact assessment will be carried out to determine to what extent the creation of obligations to retain data will have economic implications.
I believe that it is also necessary to determine at long last where the responsibility lies for efficiency and evaluation in the field of academic research.
In the veterinary sector, environmental impact may determine the final authorisation of the given product and therefore constitutes a criterion for its evaluation.
We must determine the responsibility, firstly of those who should have inspected but did not and of those who did inspect but did not act.
In my opinion, journalists are very much in a position to determine from specific cases in practice whether prior knowledge applies.
The question is to determine whether, at this point, we must subsidise, in other countries, growing dangerous products such as cannabis, for example.
I would urge him to do so for his answer will determine the way in which we decide to vote on the various proposed amendments we have before us.
The key issue here is to determine whether replacing the shortfall in animal meal by vegetable crops is a problem and, if not, how this should best be brought about.
The government must also allow the courts to determine the outcome of any challenge to election results in particular constituencies, and must respect their decisions.
My intention is to analyse the work that has been undertaken by my services, to determine what further work can be done.